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Oscar Micheaux & his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era

Author: Pearl Bowser; Jane Gaines; Charles Musser
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, cop. 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines the silent race films of Oscar Micheaux and his contemporaries.


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Oscar Micheaux; Oscar Micheaux
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pearl Bowser; Jane Gaines; Charles Musser
ISBN: 0253339944 9780253339942 025321484X 9780253214843
OCLC Number: 439296642
Notes: Chiefly papers presented at a conference held Jan. 1995, Yale University.
This volume is published on the occasion of the world premiere of the Oscar Micheaux and His Circle programme at the 20th Giornate del Cinema Muto (Sacile-Pordenone, 13-20 ottobre 2001).
Description: XXX, 353 str. : ilustr. ; 29 cm
Contents: Black silence and the politics of representation / Clyde R. Taylor --
The notion of treatment : black aesthetics and film / based on an interview with Peter Hessli and additional contributions from Pearl Bowser, A.J. Jafa --
From shadows n shufflin' to spotlights and cinema: the Lafayette Players, 1915-1932 / Francesca Thompson --
The African-American press and race movies, 1909-1929 / Charlene Regester --
Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates / Michele Wallace --
Within our gates : from race melodrama to opportunity narrative / Jane Gaines --
Oscar Micheaux's The symbol of the unconquered / Pearl Bowser and Louise Spence --
To redream the dreams of white playwrights : reappropriation and resistance in Oscar Micheaux's Body and soul / Charles Musser --
Black patriarch on the prairie : national identity and black manhood in the early novels of Oscar Micheaux / Jayna Brown --
Telling white lies : Oscar Micheaux and Charles W. Chesnutt / Corey Creekmur --
Planes, trains, and automobiles : the Flying Ace, the Norman Company, and the Micheaux connection / Phyllis Klotman --
Colored Players Film Corporation / Charles Musser --
Lost, then found : the wedding scene from The scar of shame (1929) / Pearl Bowser --
Richard D. Maurice and the Maurice Film Company / Pearl Bowser and Charles Musser --
Cinematic foremothers : Zora Neale Hurston and Eloyce King Patrick Gist / Gloria J. Gibson --
Appendix A, The reemergence of Oscar Micheaux : a timeline and bibliographic essay / J. Ronald Green --
Appendix B, an Oscar Micheaux filmography : from the silents through his transition to sound (1919-1931) / compiled by Charles Musser, Corey Creekmur, Pearl Bowser, Charlene Regester, Ron Green, and Louise Spence --
Appendix C, A Colored Players Film Corporation Filmography / compiled by Charles Musser --
Appendix D, Norman Film Manufacturing Company : production and theatrical release dates for all-black-cast films / compiled by Phyllis Klotman.
Other Titles: Oscar Micheaux and his circle
Responsibility: Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines, and Charles Musser, editors and curators.


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"An extremely valuable contribution to the history of African American art." Toni Morrison

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